International Symposium on War & Women’s Human Rights

Join Women for Women International as we honor the second anniversary of the passing of H.Res.121 at the International Symposium on War & Women’s Human Rights. H.Res.121 is a resolution that calls for the Japanese government to acknowledge its recruitment and sexual exploitation of “comfort women” during World War II, and to make a formal apology for its actions. This ruling inspired the passage of similar resolutions in Canada, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the European Union. The symposium will consist of a day-long discussion on the meaning of H.Res.121 and the current global crisis of violence against women in war, and will feature speakers from around the world who are connected with this issue. Women for Women International’s Lyric Thompson will speak about empowering conflict-afflicted women in the afternoon session.

The International Symposium on War & Women’s Human Rights will take place on:

July 30, 2009 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

George Washington University Marvin Center Room 308, 800 21st St., NW Washington, DC 20052

For more information call 301-468-0093 or email contact.wccw@gmail.com

To learn more about how Women for Women International is working to support women survivors of war, please click here.

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